The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Colonist (Toronto, ON), May 24, 1843

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(copied from Whig by British Colonist, May 24, 1843)

p.2 The Rideau Canal - It is now found that steamers, with small engines, can carry down the river 800 barrels of flour, take in 150 emigrants, or 70 tons of salt and sea coal, and come up for £6, while the steamers of other houses, built for towing, and to remedy the defect of the Rideau Canal, (it having no towpath.) can only carry 150 barrels of flour down, and the same on deck, and only bring up passengers, must pay the same toll. At the same time, a barge carrying only 700 barrels flour and measuring 40 tons, must pay £10 11s to get through the Rideau and Ottawa Canals. These are facts and the names of the boats can be pointed out, thus one house pays £6 on 300 barrels flour, and the other, if in a barge, pays £10 11s on 700 barrels, or if in a small boat, £6 on 150 barrels. Agreeable to the schedule, barges measuring under 40 tons pay on the Rideau light, £3 3s, on the Ottawa, £3, but if they have but one ton in, the charge is doubled on the Rideau, making it £6 6s. Barges measuring over 40 tons and under 60, pay £12 12s on the Rideau, and £4 5s on the Ottawa. [Kingston Whig]

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British Colonist (Toronto, ON), May 24, 1843